Wood Carvings

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Using a knife, my birds are carved from basswood or tupelo wood.   After the piece is carved to shape, feather groups are carved in and within those groups, individual feathers are formed.  The piece is then textured with a wood burner and/or texturing stones to simulate feather detail and finally, painted with acrylic paints to create the soft look of the bird in the wild.  Often, the birds are set into a habitat scene which is creatively made from various materials.  
 
Having said that,  I can also finish the birds with very little carving or texturing detail, which are described as "smoothies".   Other than the songbirds, most of my work is to a half size scale or miniature. 
 
Many of the wood carvings here are with galleries or have been sold and are shown as examples of my work.  For commissioned pieces, I enjoy working with the client with regard to the overall design.   If you would like to commission a carving or for prices of available pieces, please contact me.
 
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Half Size Eastern Meadowlark - sold
Half Size Eastern Meadowlark - sold

........ SONGBIRDS ........
........ SONGBIRDS ........

Life size Northern Oriole - sold
Life size Northern Oriole - sold

Half Size Blue Jay - sold
Half Size Blue Jay - sold

Pair Life Size Orioles - sold
Pair Life Size Orioles - sold

Chickadee - sold
Chickadee - sold

Red Breasted Nuthatch - sold
Red Breasted Nuthatch - sold

Life size Pine Grosbeak - sold
Life size Pine Grosbeak - sold

Pair Goldfinch - sold
Pair Goldfinch - sold

Half size Ruddy Duck
Half size Ruddy Duck

........ WATERFOWL ........
........ WATERFOWL ........

Pair Half Size Mallards
Pair Half Size Mallards

Quarter Size Mallard Chicks
Quarter Size Mallard Chicks

Miniature American Widgeon
Miniature American Widgeon

Half Size American Widgeon
Half Size American Widgeon

Miniature "slick" loons
Miniature "slick" loons

Half size Preening Woodduck
Half size Preening Woodduck

Third Size Loon Family
Third Size Loon Family

Half size Long Eared Owl
Half size Long Eared Owl

........ BIRDS OF PREY ........
........ BIRDS OF PREY ........

Half size Screech Owl Red Phase - sold
Half size Screech Owl Red Phase - sold

Miniature Great Blue Heron - sold
Miniature Great Blue Heron - sold

........ SHOREBIRDS  ........
........ SHOREBIRDS ........

Least Sandpiper - sold
Least Sandpiper - sold

Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

........ TROPICAL BIRDS ........
........ TROPICAL BIRDS ........

Toco Toucan
Toco Toucan
 


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Stunning not seen these before love them specially Macaw xxx
-- Linda Fitch, 6/13/12

Stunning Jan! Wonderful. thanks for sharing the images! :)
-- Douglas Glover, 6/12/12

Created: 22nd March 2011 - Updated: 21st March 2022



 Jan Fitch - Art in WoodKingston, ON613 484 1260

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